(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A wire with a current of 2.97 A is at an angle of 37.4° relative to a magnetic field of 0.889 T. Calculate the force exerted on a 2.40 m length of the wire.

2. Relevant equations

F= ILBsin(theta)

3. The attempt at a solution

I'm under the impression that the problem gives me all the information i need, so:

F - The force I need to find

I - The given current 2.97A

L - Length of wire - 2.4m

B - .889T

sin(37.4) = -.2948 (Could my mistake be here?)

I multiply all of these values together (2.97A)(2.4m)(.889T)(-.2948) and i get = -1.867N, which isn't correct.... any suggestions?

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# Force of wire in a magnetic field

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